Thursday, June 29, 2006


here's the first handspun from the new wheel - well, the second, really, as the first was too terrible to show in public. it's a bit thick & thin (that is to say, inconsistent!) but the plying is much better on this one - i think i'm beginning to get the hang of it.
i thought knitting was soothing - all that repetitive movement & concentration - but it's got nothing on spinning. it's (to get a bit hippy-trippy) almost meditative - the feeling of soft merino fibres sliding smoothly through your fingers, the whirring sound of the wheel spinning, the rhythmic treadling... it's so relaxing, i could almost drift off.


soCherry said...

oohh! wow! so pretty - I'm very impressed.

Not sure how strong my resolve will be a t Woolfest - I may come home with a spinner myself!

see you soon
happy spinning!
Elaine x

tigerlilith said...

well you're welcome to come visit & have a spin if you want to try before you buy! :) xo

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Wow - that is some fabulous spinning. Must've had a really great teacher ;0)